The gorgeous Marin Headlands Workshop setting
Did you know that all around the country, all year long there are recorder and early music workshops happening? With a Workshop Scholarship from ARS, you can choose a workshop, pack your bags, and head out for a weekend or a whole week! Imagine being able to immerse yourself in recorder technique, ensemble playing, new and old music, and best of all, camaraderie with fine teachers and your fellow recorder players. The ARS wants to help you achieve this dream!
In 2016, ARS scholarship recipients traveled near and far to participate in workshops.
Low recorders at the Texas Toot

Where did they go?
  • In January, Nancy Strong received a scholarship to attend the Amherst Winter Weekend in Philadelphia (one of Amherst's three weekend workshops around the calendar).
  • In July, Maggie Pearson attended the Early Music at Mideast Workshop in Pittsburgh. She said "The scholarship allowed me to attend the workshop (paid much of the tuition), and I definitely had major amounts of fun."
  • Also in July, Hinde Silver traveled from her home in Arizona to attend the San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval/Renaissance workshop. You can read Hinde's story here.
  • In intermittent years, the ARS selects an individual to receive the Presidential Scholarship. The 2015 recipient was Miriam Rosenblum from Denver, Colorado. Miriam is a Suzuki recorder teacher, active in the Denver chapter of the ARS. The ARS Presidential Scholarship afforded Miriam the opportunity to travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, to attend the Suzuki Recorder Teacher Training, at the Lake Sylvia Suzuki Institute, where she trained and received Book 1 certification in the Suzuki method. Miriam is "paying it forward" through teaching in her home studio, to a growing number of Suzuki recorder kids.
How do I choose the right workshop for me from the many fabulous offerings?
Playing at the Amherst Early Music Workshop
The Spring Issue of the American Recorder magazine will focus on summer workshops around the country. Dates, locations, course offerings, faculty, and cost information will be at your fingertips. There is plenty of time for you to peruse the impressive list, and apply for an ARS SUMMER WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP by the April 15th, 2017 deadline!
How and where do I apply?
It's easy to apply for a workshop scholarship by downloading the form from the ARS website, Also check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions about scholarships.  But hurry, the deadline for summer workshops is April 15th, 2017!
If you are interested in a weekend workshop scholarship, you may apply year-round, but we strongly recommend you get your application in two months prior to the workshop.
Go ahead -- treat yourself to a recorder workshop! You deserve it!

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